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10 Myths of Health

Clark Russell | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Many nutrition myths get repeated endlessly, to the point where they become accepted as doctrine e.g. the UK government's Eatwell Plate, which is outdated dogma; the advice follows the low fat/high starchy carb dietary guidelines, which is actually a recipe for weight gain and sub optimal health.

Herby Ravioli With Pangrattato

Linda Duffin | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

We ate the ravioli served on a dollop of steamed spinach, topped with a splash of Parmesan cream and scattered with crunchy, herby breadcrumbs in the form of pangrattato. It was delicious and James can be my sous chef any time he likes.

Planet Appetite: Gulet Sailing Around the Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For the ultimate cruise experience, charter Carpe Diem 1, a luxury gulet, and explore the Turkish Turquoise coast, going wherever you fancy.

Seven Best Foods for a Beautiful Body

Realbuzz.com | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

The type of food you eat doesn't just affect your health, your fitness and your mood. It can also change the way you look. Here we show you seven foods that can do just that. So, ditch those expensive beauty products and try to eat these nutritious foods instead...

Fruit Juice - Healthy or Unhealthy?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The sugar from fruit is 'natural', for sure, but that doesn't mean it is good for you - deadly nightshade is natural too! Don't be lulled into the marketing ploy of an 'all-natural' juice - sugar is sugar, and we need to keep on top of our consumption.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Mike Gerrard | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Heading to the Southern USA in pursuit of distilleries to visit, it's easy to get confused. And that's before you've even had a drink. American bourbon and whiskey are different. Bourbon doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky. You can make bourbon in Tennessee, or even in Texas if you abide by the rules. Tennessee is more noted for its whiskey, though. And in the USA they do spell it whiskey except for the people who spell it whisky.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.

Cliveden House and the Pavillion Spa, Berkshire

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

When you ask for directions to your hotel and the reply is: "Turn left at the fountain and head straight for the grand entrance", you get the sense that something pretty spectacular lies at the end of the driveway. Sure enough, Cliveden House - a majestic neoclassical country house, perched within 376 acres of National Trust parkland - is no let-down.

48 Hours in Dubrovnik

Victoria Ferran | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Renowned for its enchanting architecture, translucent azure waters and dazzling sunshine, it's little wonder that Dubrovnik has been a top Mediterranean tourist destination for several centuries.

10 Reasons Why Hitchhiking Is Good

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

They say that hitching is out of date, out of style and dangerous. I think they're wrong and recently set out to prove it. I used to hitchhike a lot and recently I have been doing it again, and it's liberating. Here are 10 reasons why I recommend it.

Wedding Planning SOS: Top Tips From a Professional Planner...

Simon Glazin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Organising a wedding is no easy task. No matter how many people you are inviting - be it 50 or 350 - you're guaranteed a certain level of stressful situations. Have you ordered the flowers for your bridesmaids? Have you sorted the table centres? Will your mother-in-law like your colour scheme?

Why You Should Take Up Running This Summer

Vicki Lutas | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I have recently realised that running is actually kinda brilliant... especially in the summer months. So if you've never tried it, now is the time to get involved.

Wine of the Week: Gaintza, Txakoli 2013, Spain

Tom Cannavan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Txakoli? There's every chance the name of this Spanish wine will be unfamiliar - unless, that is, you are a regular visitor to Spain's Basque country up around Bilbao and San Sebastian, up near the French border and northern Spanish coastline on the Atlantic.

Wedding Traditions, Your Way

Laura Babb | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

Most of these traditions emanate from heterosexual weddings but many of the traditions can be easily adapted to suit gay couples, whether you want to take a more traditional or alternative approach. I'll be including some ideas about how to adapt traditional wedding elements to suit a gay wedding.

How to Drink and Avoid Gaining Weight This Summer

Rachel van Rugge | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel van Rugge

Many people take the 'all or nothing approach' to keeping fit and believe if they don't cut out alcohol then what's the point? But you have to remember, summer isn't all about the beach, its three months of parties, barbecues in the park and rooftop bars. Who would want to have to say no to that enticing jug of Pimm's every Sunday?!

Why There Is No Such Thing as 'The One'

Katy Horwood | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Make no mistake, I love nothing more than the idea of two people finding each other and living happily every after. However I have news for you, it may come as a shock, and likely not be what you want to hear, but there is no such thing as 'The One'.

Visiting Cambridge

Ceri Tinley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

In England two cities define its historical intellect and culture like no other: Oxford and Cambridge. The latter, home to the University of Cambridge ordained in 1209, has received scientists, literary figures, politicians and royalty for centuries (including Charles Darwin, Lord Byron, William Pitt and the current Prince of Wales).

Making the Pursuit of Happiness as Important as GDP

Paul Burstow | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

The cost of doing nothing or simply settling for gradual change runs to billions of pounds, but the real cost is measured in human misery, misery for want of determination to act on the evidence.

Nine Reasons Why I'm Freaking Out About Living With a Boy...

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Moving in together seemed like the most logical thing to do. That was, until I started to tell people our news. Instead of receiving the "congratulations" I'd anticipated, reactions from friends and family have ranged from harmless teasing - "whoah that's a big step" - to the downright accusational -"isn't that a bit soon?".

Dolphin, Tiger or Helicopter? Why It's Time to Stop Labelling Parents

Kiran Chug | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's a new type of mum in the playground, and she's the answer to our parenting problems. It's time, you see, for helicopter mums to hover away, for tiger mums to shove over, and for earth mothers to take a few deep breaths and follow this new example. It's the lead of the dolphin parent.

Nine Years of Breastfeeding: A Love Letter

Clint Greagen | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clint Greagen

Like a kid playing whack-a-mole at Time Zone, the nurse slammed Archie's newborn mouth at your nipple several times over, and that's when it first dawned on me that breastfeeding was not as easy as I'd imagined. But I learned about 'attachment' and that it was a matter of practice and felt we'd be high-fiving our way down milky street in no time.

This Week I Ate...Barnyard

William Sitwell | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The walls are clad in corrugated iron. There's rustic wooden panelling too. The staff wear checked shirts and have beards (which come to think of it is rather more Shoreditch than Northamptonshire). The food is also a kind of mythologised offering. I mean where else would you put 'lard on toast' on the menu?

Healthier Eating on Holiday: Steps to Avoid the Summer Blowout.

Chloe Phillips | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Phillips

Whilst I appreciate better than anyone the role food plays in the cultural experience, I also know that overdoing it can leave a bitter taste of the holiday in ones mouth. On the back of a two year 'food pilgrimage' of the UK and 17 European countries, I've put together my top tips to ensure you remember this summer break for the relaxation...

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...

My Simple Carrot, Pistachio and Raisin Cake

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

This cake idea was inspired by looking at my twitter feed and seeing how many people were preparing for Ramadan this year and the anticipation of Iftar. 'Iftar' which is the meal that is eaten to break fast. Usually starts with a date and some water followed by an array of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates...